“Plan Zero” to set the foundation for a more environmentally sustainable region

UN-Habitat joins forces with the private sector to reduce plastic and glass waste in the MENA region

In an effort to limit the environmental impact of plastic and glass waste in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, UN-Habitat has signed a Memorandum of Understanding in July 2021 with Development Inc., Diageo, IBI Group, Nestlé Waters and PepsiCo, to jointly promote sustainable waste management and responsible production and consumption within the private sector and general public.

First National Urban Forum of Lebanon wraps up with tangible recommendations on Lebanese cities, transport, housing and energy

After two days of urban deliberations, the first National Urban Forum of Lebanon, organized by UN-Habitat in partnership with ESCWA, concluded, confirming that the future socio-economic recovery and sustainable development of the country must place Lebanese cities at the heart of these efforts.

Cartier Marks the Holy Month of Ramadan with a Poetic Film Celebrating Togetherness, Generosity and Sharing

To mark the Holy Month of Ramadan, Cartier launches a short poetic film that celebrates the values of togetherness, generosity and sharing. During this spiritual time of year when the sense of community and coming together with loved ones is cherished, the film reiterates the Maison’s core belief that TOGETHERNESS IS A JEWEL.

Expo 2020 Dubai: Saudi Arabia wins ‘Best Pavilion’ award

Saudi Arabia’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai has won the ‘Best Pavilion’ award, as well as two honorary awards.

The Kingdom was selected by EXHIBITOR magazine, which hands out awards for each edition of the world-famous exhibition.
The Saudi Arabia pavilion won the award in the ‘large suites’ category. It also received honorary awards for best exterior design and best display.

UN-Habitat and CatalyticAction rehabilitate streets and sidewalks in Karantina – making key health facilities more accessible

Today, UN-Habitat and CatalyticAction inaugurated a number of innovatively rehabilitated sidewalks in the neighbourhood of Karantina, close to the Beirut Governmental Hospital, the National HIV and TB Centre and Karantina Public Park. The project was implemented in close collaboration with the Municipality of Beirut.

Comvita and Microsoft Team Up To Bring Mixed Reality Honey Tasting Experience to Expo 2020 Dubai 18th – 20th January 2022

Bringing a fresh take to the traditional culinary tasting experience, Microsoft and Comvita are joining forces this month to host a mixed reality honey tasting at Expo 2020 Dubai. Taking place from 18th-20th January 2022 as part of the New Zealand Pavilion’s Taste New Zealand celebrations, the multi-sensory pop-up utilizes cutting edge HoloLens technology to connect visitors to the magical work of bees.  

G42 Healthcare and AstraZeneca to collaborate on clinical research and diagnostics

G42 Healthcare, an Abu Dhabi based leading health tech company and a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi’s artificial intelligence and cloud computing company G42, and AstraZeneca, a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company, have announced a collaboration to further enhance clinical research and diagnostics frameworks in the UAE.

Soudah Development joins United Nations World Tourism Organization

Soudah Development, a closed joint-stock real estate development company owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia, has become an Affiliate Member of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) – the United Nations agency responsible for promoting tourism as a key driver of economic growth and environmental sustainability.